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Yes, you read that right! With Malaysia Airlines shifting its Airbus A380s over to a new offshoot airline to carry Muslim travellers on Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, the airline's CEO Peter Bellew has confirmed to Bloomberg News that the superjumbos will be stripped back to "accommodate as many as 700 people in a single class". That's not only way up from the current 494-seat layout, it'll be the highest seatcount of any A380.
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Nothing surprising but I wonder if it'll make them a profit? A350 to London will replace the A380 which I'm interested in.
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It's still not the maximum seats possible on an A380. I believe their testing involved evacuating 850 passengers with half the doors obstructed within 90 seconds.
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This is old news...
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Wow, I'd heard the MH A380s would become single-class but 700 seats, that's massive. They better fit some a lot of extra toilets while they are doing the reconfig!
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FML can you just imagine 700 people in cattle class on a 6hr flight and the toilet situation?!? *Sigh*
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Originally Posted by ads086 :
Didnt Air Austral order one with 840?
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I heard that airlines were looking to do that for Haj pilgrims. Cost effective for all involved, but pretty tight. I'd love to know how long boarding and deplaning would take.
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Yet again Malaysia have got it wrong..Twice this time. No Premium Economy and 2 x 2 x 2 Business Seating.
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